Recycling

Bulk Mulch pick up at the Twin Boro’s Recycling Center on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The Borough will load your truck or trailer, this is open to ALL citizens and Businesses of Monroe County for no fee.

EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 11, THE RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE OPEN DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS! Recycling Drop Off, Yard Waste/Brush, and Mulch Pile will be open to residents of the borough! 

For everyone’s safety, please follow the below protocol while visiting the recycling center:

  1. No more than three people at a time in the yard for drop off
  2. No more than two people at a time for yard waste drop off
  3. No more than three people at a time for mulch
  4. The employee checking ID’s shall wear a mask when dealing with the public
  5. Employees shall practice safe social distancing with the public and other employees
  6. No more than three employees at a time shall be allowed in the trailer at one time, all employees shall wear a mask when inside any building, vehicle or when dealing with the public.

OPERATING HOURS OF TWIN BOROUGHS RECYCLE DROP OFF CENTER:  The Recycling Center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except for holidays. On Saturdays, the Recycling Center is open 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 AM.  The Recycling Center is open to BOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY.  

The Twin Boroughs Recycling Center is conveniently located off Lincoln Avenue just south of Interstate 80. From Brown Street, take Lincoln Avenue, past WalMart, and make a right into the Recycling Center.  From Prospect Street (at I-80 Exit 308), take Forge Road and make a left into the Recycling Center.

SCHEDULED CURBSIDE PICK-UP DATES FOR 2020

Click here to find out what day your collection takes place

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
January 6, 21* January 7, 22* January 8, 23* January 9, 24*
February 3, 18* February 4, 19* February 5, 20* February 6, 21*
March 2, 16, 30 March 3, 17, 31 March 4, 18 March 5, 19
April 13, 27 April 14, 28 April 1, 15, 29 April 2, 16, 30
May 11, 26* May 12, 27* May 13, 28* May 14, 29*
June 8, 22 June 9, 23 June 10, 24 June 11, 25
July 6, 20 July 7, 21 July 8, 22 July 9, 23
August 3, 17, 31 August 4, 18 August 5, 19 August 6, 20
September 14, 28 September 1, 15, 29 September 2, 16, 30 September 3, 17
October 13*, 26 October 14*, 27 October 15*, 28 October 1, 16*, 29
November 9, 23 November 10, 24 November 12*, 25 November 13*
December 7, 21 December 8, 22 December 9, 23 December 10, 24

* One day later due to Holiday
Remember to have your recyclable materials placed out along the curb by 5:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled pick-up. 

DO:
Place recyclables at curbside by 5:00 a.m. the day of your collection
Rinse food from bottles, jars, and aluminum cans
Use pails for glass and aluminum cans
Remove plastic caps from containers and include them with recycling
Crush plastic bottles to save space
Keep your recycling pails in a convenient location
Use any container for your recyclables, or contact us to deliver buckets to you
Call with questions/concerns 570-424-5170
DON’T:
Include light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay or laminated glass with recycling
Break glass before placing in pails

Items for curbside collection are listed below.  These items can also be taken to the recycling center at 336 Lincoln Avenue (behind Walmart) during their normal business hours.  Other items accepted only at the recycling center are: tin/steel cans, Styrofoam peanuts, computer devices, televisions, and used motor oil.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:  Plastic bags, plastic pails, clothes hangers, motor oil bottles, Styrofoam egg containers, ice cream or paper milk containers, dog/cat food bags with plastic liners.

ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, PAPER/PAPERBOARD AND CARDBOARD:
Place newspapers in brown paper bags, cardboard box, bundle with twine/string (do not tape together or use plastic bags)

Combine magazines and junk mail (glossy postcards and advertisements) in box, paper bag, or bundle with twine/string

Combine regular paper, paperboard (paperboard is glossy boxes i.e. cereal, cracker, frozen food boxes, NO container that contained liquid) and paper egg cartons  (not Styrofoam) in box or brown bag

Breakdown and bundle corrugated cardboard separately with twine/string (corrugated cardboard is heavier with “lasagna noodle” looking middle)

GLASS JARS & BOTTLES:
Sort bottles by color (brown, clear and green).  Rinse all containers, labels may be left on. No windowpane, blue bottles, ceramics or light bulbs.

ALUMINUM:
Cans and aluminum  foil — Rinse and flatten aluminum cans.

PLASTIC BOTTLES & TUBS ONLY:
Number 1-7 plastic bottles and tubs* (soda bottles, milk & water jugs, detergent bottles, butter tubs and yogurt containers)

Rinse all containers, remove but include the caps and crush to save space.

*Plastics need to be free of contamination in order to be recycled properly. Please clean plastics so we can continue to take them!

DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONICS
Please be advised that disposal of electronics curbside for weekly trash pickup is prohibited. These materials should be disposed of at the Twin Borough Recycling Center located on Lincoln Avenue. Electronics include televisions, computers and accessories. 

COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL/MUNICIPAL FACILITIES

Persons must separate high-grade office paper, aluminum, corrugated paper and such other materials as may be designated by the Borough generated at commercial, municipal and institutional establishments and from community activities and store the recyclable materials until collection. A person may be exempted from this subsection if that person submits documentation to the Borough annually indicating that the designated recyclable materials are being recycled in an appropriate manner.

If recyclable materials are collected by a collector other than the Borough or its authorized agent, the collector shall provide the occupants of said establishments with the tonnage of materials recycled during the previous year. Occupants shall then submit an annual report to the Borough reporting the tonnage of materials recycled during the previous year.

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